lighterman


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lighterman

(ˈlaɪtəmən)
n, pl -men
a man who operates a lighter or barge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lighterman - someone who operates a barge
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
References in classic literature ?
He had no net, hook, or line, and he could not be a fisherman; his boat had no cushion for a sitter, no paint, no inscription, no appliance beyond a rusty boathook and a coil of rope, and he could not be a waterman; his boat was too crazy and too small to take in cargo for delivery, and he could not be a lighterman or river-carrier; there was no clue to what he looked for, but he looked for something, with a most intent and searching gaze.
He had signalized his arrival in London, some months ago, by going overboard from a police boat into the Thames to rescue a half-drunken lighterman, and when the Humane Society had voted him their medal, he had accepted it only on condition that the presentation was private and kept out of the papers.
Lighterman, el Comisionado de la industria del cine y la TV de Miami-Dade.